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  1. Greetings Anybody have a method for contacting Chris Bucholtz regarding a product delivery from 2022 IPMS Nationals? Appreciate any help Sincerely Bill Dedig IPMS #36229
  2. Excellent show..professionalism abounded and created a smooth operation.sounds cold hearted , but a well run Nationals is based on SMOOTH.(MY OPINION) Cheers Omaha
  3. Greetings A replacement for one of my donations regarding the 303Sq. I ran across a decal sheet from Third Group Decals regarding Spitfire Mk Vb/c at Old Dominion Contest and off we go. Naturally I had no Mk Vb models in my stash (Inventory). Scored a Hasagawa kit at Heritage -Con and at Canadian prices 😃. Model was mostly out of box except some Eduard Seatbelts . I did add an IFF Antenna from Uschi line and a higher mirror brace. O well, goodbye Basic Kit build. Don't look at the drooping gun barrels, I repaired them and had three guys from the model club verify alignment at our monthly meeting last night. The decals were ok except for the wing Insignia which had a smidgeon of white protruding from a section ,ended up having to use some weathering to correct. Paints were Gunze all around. GX 114 Flat clear coating for final finish. Oil paints for panel washes and Tamiya weathering colors for dirt and wear. I did try some hairspray techniques in the wing root areas, semi successful . The gunze aqueous Dark Green did not want to vacate the wing . The Gray on the starboard side behaved better. Thanks for looking Comments always Welcome Cheers Bill D.
  4. Recent Group-Build /Theme for Pittsburgh IPMS Club was the 80s. I discovered a Fujimi 1/72 Sea Harrier from our in-House Dealer(Pusher) and at $7.00 started down the Rabbit hole. Yes.. Resin Interior,Master Models Pitot and a second kit for Falkland Markings had me following the white Rabbit. Cut Canopy open,Added a few antenna, Opened up some vents and out challenging was dropping Engine vents for Ground Ops. Gunze Dark Sea Gray, GX-100 and Markings for HMS Invincible . Please note "007" how could I not choose this 😃. Thanks for Looking Comments Always Welcome Cheers Bill
  5. Love seeing People completing Models Nice Bill D.
  6. Congratulations on your "Productivity". Cheers Bill
  7. Thanks all.Mark I say post away…let’s see your stuff cheers Happy New Year Bill
  8. 1/49 Eduard Albatross OEFFAG flown by Cape Merian Cooper for Polish Kosciuszko Squadron___ Polish- Bolshevik War 1/400 Mirage USS Ward 1941 December 7 Pearl Harbor Markings 1/32 Revell Spitfire MkIIa 303 Sq 1940 1/48 Resin Ansaldo Balilla Polish flown by Major Cedric Fauntleroy 1/48 Tamiya F-15 Eglin AFB Markings 1980 1/48 Eduard/Academy MIG-29 Polish 1/144 Revell Canadian CF-18 1/72nd Monogram F-104C Last of 2021 1/72 AMK Israeli KFIR 1/72nd Finemolds Bf 109 Hartmanns G-4 Russia 1943 1/72 SU-34 Eggplant 1/72nd Fujimi F4E Galena Alaska 1979 1/72nd Battle of Britain Special Hobby Bf 109 1/72nd Battle Of Britain Italeri Fiat Thanks for Looking Comments Welcome Bill
  9. Sorry..A bit confused by the question...Useful is "What" Let me know Bill
  10. Greetings I am currently President of Three Rivers IPMS, Pittsburgh PA. We have utilized "Open Judging" style for over 15 years. Keeping Short reply..Gil has covered most and Ralph has shown how the Logistics for awards works. I agree with every thing that Gill has defined with the Exception of the comment on OOTB. ANY Gold standard build may win a Gold award. The scope of effort may enter the judging when the Best of Categories is decided. We also do not utilize a numeric system and we mandate a 3 man judging team. A link to our Contest criteria is http://tricon.tripms.org/judging.html Cheers Bill Dedig
  11. Great Build. Agree on the "Higher Call" book..Great Read and Interesting human retrospective. I have also built Stigler's Africa 109, his Late war Bf109G, and the Me 262. Enjoyed your Model. Cheers Bill
  12. Thank You all for the Very Positive feedback. Adds to the final pleasure Cheers Bill
  13. Thank You for the Positive feedback Bill
  14. 1/72 Finemolds Bf109G-4 Hartmanns Aircraft from 1943. This kit was a pleasure to build complete. The Kit Decals were used for all but the fuselage insignia and I should have used them instead of the aftermarket I choose(Challenge getting to settle down). I used Uschi Lines for antenna and a True Details Resin Interior(Which you cannot see in my photos) Gunze paints for the RLM 74/75/76 scheme and Gx Clear and Flat for final coats Thanks for Looking Comments Always welcome Regards Bill
  15. Nice Support Eric..well Done on Your part. Cheers Bill
  16. Greetings Gil Very Nice aircraft. May I ask if the canopy was "Dipped" looks super Clear. Well Done Bill
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